- Zoom Online
- May 16, 2020
- Saturday, 10.30 AM to 2.30 PM
- EY Matters
- 020 7416 6688
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Join us in our interactive online Zoom session for our first #BrewEdEY …
BrewEdEY Events are open to all who work in the Early Years sector and to those working in other education phases; their focus is on early education but welcomes anyone with an interest in that particular phase of education.
They are also
- a fantastic opportunity to hear from other people you wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to listen to.
- a chance to debate current hot topics
- the opportunity to connect with other people with different areas of expertise
Perhaps the most important aspect is that it is about working together, deepening your pedagogy and gaining different perspectives.
How will it work?
- Keynotes will be spaced an hour apart during the day and each presentation will be followed by a Q & A session
- There will be ‘comfort’ breaks following each Q & A session until the time of the next Keynote, so you can dip in & out
- Zoom session will start at 10.30 am and be open until after the Q & A Session following the final speaker
Schedule (subject to change)
- 10.30: Welcome, introduction and housekeeping followed by David Wright ‘The Role of the Adult; Back to Basics’
- 11.30: Sarah Hardwell ‘Parental Engagement and Speech, Language and Communication‘
- 12.30: James Butler ‘I’m All About the Base’
- 13.30: Dr Helen Simmons, ‘Surveillance of Modern Motherhood: Experiences of attending a Parenting Course’
- 14.30: Bridgit Brown, Pebbles Childcare ‘Staying Connected & Providing Continuity of Care Remotely – Our Plans for Moving Forward’
About our Speakers
David Wright is one of the owners of Paint Pots Nurseries in Southampton. He is a qualified Early Years Teacher with over 15 years’ experience. Amongst many roles, David is a well-known commentator, trainer, tv and radio broadcaster, author, international conference speaker, parenting and relationship practitioner, crisis respite carer, founder of the charity Families First Southampton, founder of Southampton Area Men in Early Years, advisor to the government on Men in Early Years, chair of trustees of New Life Homes Trust which supports the rescue of abandoned babies in Kenya, national representative for England to the World Forum on Early Childhood Education, World Forum Men in ECE working group leadership team member, steering committee member of the South East region of the Ofsted Big Conversation, advisory member of the NAHT Early Years council, Men and Boys Coalition member.
Sarah is currently setting up a nursery and forest school in York, having previously run a childminding business and worked as both a secondary and primary school teacher. She is passionate about all things Early Years and strongly believes in the power of working together: that giving children the best start in life is a collective effort. Sarah is an Executive Board member of The Early Years Academy and the chair of the local Foundation Stage Partnership. Alongside this, Sarah works to promote and develop effective partnerships with parents and advocates for Speech, Language and Communication within the Local Authority, as part of wider closing the word gap and social mobility agendas.
James Butler is an experienced educator specialising in the education of children in the Early Years. He has worked across the UK in both nurseries and schools and holds an MA in Education.
Dr Helen Simmons
Dr Helen Simmons is the Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies and the Pathway Leader on the MA Education (Early Years Pathway) at the University of Derby. Prior to joining the University in 2008, Helen worked in early years settings and as a private nanny, she also taught vocational early years courses at Further Education Colleges in Sheffield and Coventry. Helen has undertaken research and publication relating to leadership in the early years, early years policy and her doctoral research provided a feminist post-structuralist analysis of modern motherhood. Helen lectures and supervises across Undergraduate and Postgraduate Early Childhood and Education programmes with module leadership including Wellbeing from Birth, Children’s Workforce Development, Children’s Places and The Critically Reflective Practitioner.
Bridgit and Chloe are home-based childcare providers based in Worthing, West Sussex offering holistic, personalised care for children and their families age 0-8 years.